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05669_Fogg_Christ_1943_1030

Tête de Christ

Head of Christ

c. 1500

stone (limestone and micrite), with traces of polychromy

head

Dimensions (HxWxD): 12 516 x 8 1116 x 10 14; on base, H. 19 18 in.

Acc. No.: 1943.1030

Credit Line: Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.1030

Photo credit: 2009 President and Fellows of Harvard College

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Provenance

  • c. 1500, created in Champagne
  • 1918, New York, Demotte, Inc., sold to Grenville Lindall Winthrop, for $3500
  • 1934, bequest to the Fogg Art Museum

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, December 19, 2012
  • 1980 Gesta
    "Gothic Sculpture in American Collections: The Checklist: I: The New England Museums", Gesta, ed. Dorothy W. Gillerman, 1980, vol. XIX, no. 2, no. 38, repr.
  • 1989 Moskowitz
    Anita F. Moskowitz, Gothic Sculpture in America; I: The New England Museums, New York, ed. Dorothy W. Gillerman, Garland Publishing Inc., 1989, no. 121, repr.

Exhibitions

  • 1927 New York
    Loan Exhibition of Early Christian Art, New York, Jacques Seligmann & Co., March 1-April 30, 1927